St.  Ann and Mary
The Church of Saint Ann
"The Little Church That Could...and DID"

West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Parish Office: 508-586-4880

A Parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston

The Church of Saint Ann

The Church of Saint Ann -Events
REFLECTIONS - THIS WEEK'S THOUGHT
Even though this may be a very busy week with final Christmas preparations and visits to family and friends, it is important nevertheless to pause and ask for the grace to approach Christmas with faith and with a heart open to the graces offered to us.
SmileSMILE TRAIN
The fifth annual "SMILE TRAIN" cupcake sale fund raiser was, once again very successful.

$1250 was raised, affording five corrective surgeries which brings the total of 25 children who have received surgery over the past five years due to the generosity of the Parishioners of Saint Ann's and the efforts of the Religious Education class.
CHRISTMAS SHARING PLANNING
SantaALL GIFTS NEED TO BE IN BY 12:00 NOON ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21. Teenagers are needed to sort and wrap gifts on Sunday, December 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The more the merrier…You don't need to call…just show up!

Adults only, please, are needed on Sunday, December 21 from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. The more the merrier…You don't need to call…just show up.

Adults only, please, are needed to deliver Senior Citizen gifts from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Six to eight teams of two are needed. Please call Linda Santry at 508.586.6535 in advance so that there are enough people to help. Any other questions, please call Linda or e-mail her at linda@santry.org


Click for our Christmas Sharing Flyer

Christmas PageantCHRISTMAS PAGEANT
Thank you to our children who participated in the Christmas Pageant last Sunday spreading the real spirit of Christmas. Thank you also to those who organized the Pageant, the religious education children who volunteered with the refreshments, the chairpersons of the refreshment committee as well as all our Parishioners who provided the desserts.
BISHOP CHEVERUS AWARD MEDAL
Our congratulations to Parishioner Benjamin Williams. Cardinal Sean O'Malley presented him with the Cheverus Medal last Sunday at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.
SAINT ANN'S PRAYER WALL
With the beginning of the new Liturgical year, the first Sunday of Advent, the prayer wall will be updated. This will create space for new special intentions. Some people may have to place a prayer card a second time.
GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION
The Parishioners of Saint Ann's Parish have contributed $28,725. to the Grand Annual Collection.
BaptizedNEWLY BAPTIZED:
The Parish of Saint Ann's would like to welcome the following newly baptized children:

Camden James Patterson

Ava Elizabeth DaSilva

Julia Judith McQuade

We would also like to congratulate their parents and Godparents.
SAINT VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY
SVDP
Please keep in mind those less fortunate than you and me. Any financial help you can give us will be prudently used. We always welcome supermarket or gasoline gift cards.
ST. ANN'S PRAYER LINE....God is just a prayer away..
Prayer Line
To request prayers from members of Saint Ann’s Prayer Line for yourself, another person, or for a special intention, please call Bette Lindberg - 508.584.2422 or Tom Maloney - 508.279.1446.
HANDICAPPED SEATING
The front row on both sides of the aisle has been designated as a reserved section directly in front of the altar. There is room for both the caretaker as well as the handicapped person. Holy Communion will be given to them first. It is hoped that this seating arrangement will provide better visibility and allow for greater participation in the Mass giving the elderly the respect that they so deserve.
LITERATURE RACK
Literature RackThere is a literature rack in the back of the Church which contains reading materials that may be of interest to you. If you wish, you may keep the publication or return them to the literature rack the following week for someone else to read. Some of these are replaced weekly and others monthly. There is no fee for these publications.
SAINT VINCENT de PAUL CLOTHING BIN
There are new barrels for you to separate cans, plastic, and glass on the platform at the rear of the Parish Center. They may also be brought to Shoe City Redemption Center at 1250 West Chestnut St. in Brockton. Please ask that the money be deposited in the Saint Vincent dePaul account.
USED CELL PHONES NEEDED
Brockton Family & Community Resources would like donations of used cell phones to benefit their emergency safe home program. Please leave the cell phones in the box at the back of the Church.
FATHER MCDONAGH
Contact information for Father McDonagh is listed below for anyone who wishes to keep in contact with him.

Home Address: 5705 Crooked Stick Way Sparks NV 89436

E-mail Address: westbridg103@yahoo.com
RENEWING THE RITUAL OF "BRINGING UP THE GIFTS" FOR MASS
The practice of "bringing up the gifts" is being reinstated at Saint Ann's. You or your family may participate at any Mass or an ordinary Sunday or request a special day such as a birthday, anniversary, or a special intention for a loved one who has passed. You may contact one of the following members:

Maria Baker - 508-588-2015 - fbaker6550@yahoo.com
Louise Domingos - 508-586-8458 - louisesunday@comcast.net
FOOD PANTRY - The cupboards are empty
The following items are needed at the West Bridgewater Food Pantry:

relish                                        cookies                                tea
peanut butter                         ketchup                             canned spaghetti
pudding                                   coffee/tea                           cranberry sauce
jelly/jam                                  mustard                             macaroni and cheese
ketchup                                    pasta                                   white and chunk tuna
snacks                                      boxed cereals                     canned fruits
broth                                        gravy                                   canned carrots
mayonnaise                             canned peas                      chicken noodle soup
tomato soup                            baked beans                       cake mix
stuffing                                     frostings                             brownie mix
boxed potatoes                        jell-o                                    salad dressings
cooking oil                                flour                                    bottled juice
sugar                                        canned ravioli                  dish detergents
pancake syrup                        pancake mix                      flavored rice mixtures
canned green beans

The Food Pantry is located at the Spring Street School and is open the first & third Wednesday of the month from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The cupboards are empty. Please continue your generosity. There are many families in need of assistance. Canned green beans and corn, jam and jelly, canned fruit, cereal
and tomato and chicken noodle soup are especially needed. The holiday season is fast approaching. You might want to consider a "gift certificate" from a local grocery store.

A" thank you" card and a "CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION" which is posted at the doors of the church, was given to the Parishioners of Saint Ann's Church for their outstanding participation during the year.

Volunteers are needed to help on distribution days which are the first and third Wednesday of the month. If you are able to volunteer, please call Calvin at the Food Pantry at 508.559.6569.


SODA CANS AND BOTTLES

THIS IS NO LONGER A DROP OFF SITE FOR RECYCLED BOTTLES AND CANS!!!
You may bring them directly to AARC at 1250 West Chestnut Street in Brockton. It is on the left-hand side at the second intersection with traffic lights after you drive under Route 24. It is the last building on the left at that intersection. Simply tell the staff, they are for Saint Ann's account. They will credit the amount. The money is used by Saint Vincent dePaul to assist the needy of the Parish. THANK YOU!
DEFIBULATOR
A shelving unit has been installed at the rear of the Church to house the new defibrillator which was so generously donated by one of our Parishioners. The shelving was made and donated by another Parishioner.
NURSES' REFERENCE TABLE
There is information on many health issues on the nurse's reference table in the back of the Church. Please take home any flyers that are of interest to you.

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